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Many thanks to last month's speaker, Jeanine DeBacker, who presented "Classifications of Employees: Exempt v Non-Exempt, Contractor v Employee." She provided us with a download for our Previous Speakers page. Thanks to our volunteers Trudy Schapansky and Tatyana Dorokhova for planning this event and Jenny Vonderwerth for creating the nametags.
Do you notice the kindness of people around you? Sometimes I'm distracted and I don't notice, and other times I sit up and pay attention. I wrote more about kindness on my other blog but am presenting a few thoughts here.
It could be that someone holds the door open rather than let it close on me. I appreciate that. Kind remarks, a sincere "How are you?" or "What can I do to help you?" are nice. I recently led a workshop and one attendee stayed and complimented me, then asked if there was anything he could do to help me. Did I have any business goals or needs where he could be helpful? I was so surprised as that kind of thing rarely happens. Usually people just thank me or want to connect on LinkedIn. I noticed that kindness.
It could be a small matter to you but it means a lot to the person on the receiving end. A friend told me he was feeling terribly low during an extended period of unemployment. One of his friends took him out to lunch every few weeks, followed up to see if anyone in his network could be of assistance. He offered friendship and emotional support, and 11 years later, my friend remembered to pass this on to another unemployed friend.
The first question is this: what can you do, what small or large kindness or help can you offer to another person? And of course the next question is: are you doing it? We get so involved in our own lives and worries that it's easy to overlook others, but once our awareness is raised, it's time to take action. Go out and make it a great day for someone!
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1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Wednesday, June 20 2012 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Professor Terri Griffith, Ph.D. will present "Think Power - Negotiate Well." Click here for event details and the response form.
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Marcia Stein, PHR - www.linkedin.com/in/marciastein
Author: "Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens" and "Recruiters on Recruiting"
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